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Family Law (4 February – 18 February)

Family News One in four councils plan children's services cuts Cypnow – 14 February According to the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) annual State of Local Government Finance Survey, one... Read more
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Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: February Teaser

Top five cases Read more
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Domestic abuse: hearings in open court

A domestic abuse bill On 21 January 2019 the Home Office and the Lord Chancellor published, to press acclaim (see eg Guardian and Observer ... Read more
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Was the risk really bad enough to justify the remedy?

This question was asked by Lord Justice Peter Jackson in a judgment reported last month,  Re F (A Child: Placement Order: Proportionality) [2018] EWCA Civ 2761 Read more
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Q&A with Madeleine Reardon

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with family lawyer and author, Madeleine Reardon. Read more
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Family Law (7 January – 21 January)

Family News ‘Landmark’ overhaul for domestic abuse laws BBC News – 21 January A draft bill overhauling domestic abuse laws will be going before MPs. Proposed changes include banning abusers from... Read more
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Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: January Teaser

Top cases Re A & B (care orders and placement orders - failures) [2018] EWFC 72 (30 November 2018), Keehan J – placement order children not adopted: Art 8 rights infringed seriously and IRO role... Read more

Rules to be ‘simple and simply expressed'

A judicial review pre-action protocol letter for children proceedings This is a fictional judicial review pre-action protocol letter by the solicitor of a child, Clara, aged almost 13-years-old.... Read more

Family Law (3 December – 17 December)

Family News Extra SEND funding insufficient, warn children's services leaders Cypnow – 17 December Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary, has announced that £250 million of addition funds will be... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: December Teaser

Child rights in private law Children Act 1989 proceedings A child’s views (according to his or her understanding) must be heard in proceedings which concern the child. The Children Act 1989, a UN... Read more

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